August 16th, 2000


I hate Windows

Programming for Windows is a frickin' mess. I've seen some pretty shitty languages and libraries but nothing comes close to the hell that is Windows programming. ActiveX can blow me.

MSVC sucks, too ... that's the real problem. Look at this: "Catastrophic failure". It doesn't get much worse than that. Of course, I shouldn't be editing the .rc files by hand ... but I wouldn't need to if there were ways to selectively include controls. But nope. So instead I end up modifying shit through the IDE and then taking diffs of the resultant .rc files to see what the hell MSVC is trying to do. Grrrr. I need to write a good Java client instead and distribute that with a JRE.

Update: Figured it out. The resource compiler has its own set of preprocessor definitions separate from the C++ preprocessor. Duh! *rolls eyes*


Took a bunch of screenshots of the Windows LJ client in action, since I realize many people never download it because they think the web update is good enough.

ImageMagick rules:
identify *.gif | perl -ne '/^(.+?)(?:\[\d+\])? (\d+)x(\d+)/; print "<IMG SRC=\"$1\" WIDTH=$2 HEIGHT=$3>\n";'


think i'm going to go to wendy's drive through and come back here. hungry. have to eat before frisbee.


All my relatives and annoying loud cousins are back from the beach. The house is once again chaotic!!!!! :-( :-(


I was feeling okay after frisbee .... but the pain in my lower back has intensified. My body's pathetic ... I don't work out and I get fat. I work out and I just break down. Sucks.


nick and dan left. we watched Friday. blythe wanted me to call her about 11 .... think it's a little late now. wish she had a non-busted computer and internet access there so I could ICQ her or something. anyway, my back hurts still. this sucks.
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